Nervous wreck

As my due date is getting closer, I am getting more and more terrified. Its my first bundle of joy so i dont really know how the experience will be. I am excited o meet my little one but i got a fair amount of anxiety as well. I am afraid that I will have a long and painful labour or that I wont be able to push as much as I should. So many thoughts going through my head at the moment, nerves are killing me. Anyone going through or who has gone through the same thing? need tips and advice

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    07/16/14
    I was terrified of the day my son was born. I had my husband but we were at least 18 hours away from any family and didn't really have any friends where we were. I would call my mom crying all the time. I ended up having a c-section but I can tell you that wen the time comes...well...I was still terrified. I was a nervous wreck until we were back in our hospital room and the nurses were done fidgeting with everything and they left the room. I held my son and nursed him the first time and everything was right with the world :-)
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    07/16/14
    The thought of seeing my little angel is what keeps me sane. I am anticipating that every first sick on sick experience.
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    07/16/14
    Yeah! It kind of makes you look back and think "why was I so scared?" But the fear of the unknown is the strongest kind of fear sometimes.
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    07/17/14
    Indeed it is, you don't know what exactly to expect. cause every experience is different.
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    07/17/14
    lol, I meant skin to skin experience
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      07/16/14
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      07/17/14
      I don't think I want any meds, want this to be as natural as possible.
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        07/16/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I think it is normal, but try to relax and listen to your body when baby decides to come. I assume you've been to some childbirth classes?
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          07/17/14
          Its like I cant help but think ''what if'' something goes wrong, I need to get a C-section cause the baby is too big. All that stuff is scaring me
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            07/17/14
            Haven't gone to the birth classes yet
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              I'm in my second pregnancy, but I remember so well my anxiety with the first. While labor was no walk-in-the-park, it was so much better than I ever thought it could and would be. In fact, I found it to be really empowering--what an amazing thing to do, to bring a life into the world!

              My birth class was called "Birthing Without Fear." It helped me get my head around the experience. Another thing that helped me was to remind myself that women all over the world have been giving birth successfully for thousands and thousands of years.

              I'm sure you'll do great! :)
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              07/18/14
              thanx, needed to hear that
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                07/18/14
                I am due in September also and I often ponder the same thing....but i ask the Lord to take care of me and speed up the process :-) hehe
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                07/21/14
                I really cant wait to meet the little one, next week I will be finding out the baby's gender. so excited :)
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                  07/25/14
                  :) I can imagine myself saying that. But my partner has been very supportive and I am sure he will help me get through those couple of hours.
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                    08/20/14
                    look relax its not as bad as u think I was like u when I had my baby..... ur body takes a long time to dilate and when ur getting closer to 4 or 5 cm the pain does intensify but the good thing is that u can get the epidural any time u want kust have to ask the nurse to put it on u.....its amazing once.the meds kick in u don't feel a single thing and when its time to push the nurses are there to assist u
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                    About Charmaine Tjizumaue
                    Birth: February 26
                    On Moms.com since: Jun 17, 2014
                    I am expecting my first baby, feeling excited and scared at the same time. Looking forward to motherhood, cant wait to meet my little one. When I was a young girl I use to dream of the day I would become a mother. Now my dream becomes reality :)